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Grade the Amari Cooper trade

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Risen Star, Mar 12, 2022.


What grade would you give the Amari Cooper trade?

Poll closed Mar 19, 2022.
  1. A

  2. B

  3. C

  4. D

  5. F

  1. StarLord

    StarLord Active Member

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    Trading him rather just releasing is great, but they get an F. They allowed the overarching situation to become what it was. Genius management making it so we had this cap situation with this many free agents... completely and utterly unacceptable. I'm trying to think about it from their point-of-view. I guess the entire play was to have a 1 year window with a new DC and Dak recovering from season ending surgery... I don't get it.
  2. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    Never thought I’d see fans crying about losing a WR who quite frankly played with no drive at all. Couldn’t care much less about winning or losing. His talk, his body language. My God. Good WR yes. Worth the money, not even close. I’ll bet 20 million Cleveland figures out the same thing!
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  3. Trajan

    Trajan Well-Known Member

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    We gave up a 1st for him. Dallas should have done some up front analysis of Amari and not wasted a 1st for him. Dallas also paid the guy, our front office deserves an F- for this whole debacle.
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  4. Ken

    Ken Well-Known Member

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    MOST people were for signing Zeke while I said it was a mistake.

    MOST people said Parsons was a bad pick, i didn't.

    MOST people said we wouldn't sign Hooker or Kazee last year and we ended up with both.

    Let this offseason playout before we jump off buildings...
  5. SlammedZero

    SlammedZero Well-Known Member

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    F.....................this front office.
  6. Bobhaze

    Bobhaze Moderator

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    I know many think getting a 5th was too low. But I’m actually shocked any team was willing to trade when they could have had Cooper for free when the Cowboys released him. Every team knew he was not going to be in Big D.

    Cooper’s an excellent receiver. But even though he’s been valuable here, he’s not what he once was. He’s not a top 25 receiver in this league. That’s not all his fault as Dak slumped late this year.

    But folks he’s averaged 12 yards a reception 2 straight years, avg 57 yds a game the last 9 games this yr, (despite having 105 targets this year) had less YAC than Dalton Schultz, Cedric Wilson, Tony Pollard, and even Zeke! He’s basically become a possession receiver. He’s good, just not great.

    Hate to say it, but we as Cowboys fans tend to rate our players higher than the rest of the league.
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  7. atlantacowboy

    atlantacowboy Well-Known Member

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    The only way to judge a trade is to ask: did the team get better or worse? It appears the team is worse today losing its best WR for a meager 5th round pick. Fact is that Jerry and Stephen continue to suck at the wheeling and dealing game.
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  8. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    yes they do for the trade and the contract. Poor decisions as usual. But even with that the contract still had to go. You don’t just keep compounding the situation!
  9. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    So my thoughts...

    A week ago, we were releasing Amari Cooper and getting nothing for him. I didn't think it was the best of moves, given we could create cap space in other ways

    Today, we trade him...to the AFC...and get a 5th round pick. In addition, that cap space *sounds* like it will be used to re-sign Michael Gallup. If we resign him, I'd say maybe a C+. I'd rate the trade even higher if we were going to be aggressive and sign Bobby Wagner, but since we're already out of the running, it's meh
  10. Floatyworm

    Floatyworm The Labeled One

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    Waste of a #1 pick......

    Strum said it best.....

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  11. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    Same grade I gave when we traded for him, D. We gave up a 1st plus for a WR who always had some nagging injuries and who we were going to have to immediately pay a fortune for. Stupid stupid stupid.
  12. Sydla

    Sydla Well-Known Member

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  13. plymkr

    plymkr Well-Known Member

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    Another embarrassing moment in an embarrassing offseason.
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  14. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I don't think most said Parsons was a bad pick lol.

    Signing Zeke also wasn't about his talent it was about that amount of money going to the RB position..and i think most would agree we shouldn't have spent that much.

    Coop is an elite player. There's no doubt about that. Inconsistent at times sure.
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  15. JohnnyTheFox

    JohnnyTheFox Achilleslastand

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    Look on the bright side, still not as bad as the Joey Galloway or Roy Williams trades.
  16. ak47kaehu

    ak47kaehu Well-Known Member

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    What's lower than an F? G? I give them a G-!
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  17. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    Hurts because Gallup will be gone also. But that was a lot of money
  18. tico

    tico Well-Known Member

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    Why do we air our dirty laundry on players before we try to trade them? Or we announce we're going to cut him but we want high picks? We sabotage ourselves. Poker face morons!
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  19. Loso86

    Loso86 Well-Known Member

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    Won't be able to know until a year or so from now
  20. TheDude

    TheDude McLovin

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    No A+++++++?

    Now we can get another CB
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